Botswana Post issued a set of 5 stamps on 9 October 2016 to commemorate World Post Day and also the 50th anniversary of postage stamps inscribed "Botswana". As usual, it is another excellent issue from Botswana Post, each stamp portraying a different issue representative of the decade in which they were released. Rating:- ****.
Malawi Post issued a sheetlet containing 7 different stamps and 5 single-stamp miniature sheets on the subject of "Herbs of Malawi" on 7 October 2016. This is another interesting and colourful issue of local relevance from Malawi Post. Rating:- ***.
MaltaPost will release 2 new issues to commemorate its participation in 2 upcoming philatelic exhibitions - Maltex 2016 from 21 to 23 October 2016 held in Floriana and the International Stamp Fair Sindelfingen 2016 from 27 to 29 October 2016. The issues are the usual personalisable stamps with attached labels which have the exhibitions' logos printed on them. The Maltex 2016 exhibition is taking place on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Malta Philatelic Society. Rating:- ***.
India Post issued a miniature sheet on 17 October 2016 which contains 4 stamps each depicting a species of near-threatened Indian bird - the birds depicted are the Nicobar pigeon, the Nilgiri flycatcher, the Andaman woodpecker and the Black and orange flycatcher. This ia a very attractive and interesting issue. Rating:- *****.